The Ottobar's gig request form
Landing a gig at a local club isn't always easy. Sometimes you have to know the owner, or one of the more popular bands that plays there. Or maybe you email the club or snail mail them your press kit.
It can be a confusing and really frustrating process. That's why I really like what The Ottobar (2549 N. Howard St.) is doing ...
They put a Gig Request Form on their web site. Bands can fill in the form with their hometown, genre, MySpace site, contact, etc. and the folks at the venue will consider them for a show.
Sounds like a great idea. I wish other clubs around town were doing this.
The only thing that made me scratch my head about the form was "Average age of band members." Hmm. Does that reflect the band's appeal? It's coolness factor? I mean, there are aging rock bands around town whose average age has to be 40s or 50s. Does that make them less gig-worthy?